Baked Salmon with Tarragon and Capers
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Baked Salmon with Tarragon and Capers

Submitted by: Enid Barnes

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 20 Minutes

Servings: 4

Fuss-free baked salmon fillets that require minimal prep... what more could you want?


    1 shallots

    1 tsp. lemon zest

    2 tsp. lemon juice

    2 tbsp. butter

    2 tbsp. fresh tarragon

    1 tsp. capers

    1 lbs. salmon

    2 tsp. avocado oil

    sea salt & black pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with foil. Place fillets on foil, skin-side down. Brush tops of fish with olive oil, lightly sprinkle with a pinch of sea salt and pepper, and top with half of the lemon zest. Bake in center of oven 12-15 minutes (I find 12 minutes sufficient). Fish needs about 5 minutes to set as it will continue to cook after removing from oven.

Meanwhile, place butter in a skillet or cast-iron pan. Melt on low heat. Chop shallot and add to melted butter. Sweat chopped shallot for several minutes until soft. In separate small bowl, stir together lemon juice, chopped tarragon, capers, and remaining lemon zest. Add to softened shallots in pan and stir.

To serve: Move salmon to plates and spoon tarragon/caper butter mixture over fish. Garnish with lemon slices or wedges, and enjoy with rice, quinoa, a side salad, or your favorite vegetable.